According to the recent census, Argentina has a population of 40,091,359 with the majority of the people living in the large and developed cities of Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Mendoza, and Rosario. Around 25% of the population is are under 15 years while 11% are above the age of 65 years. Argentina is one of the countries with the lowest birth and population growth rates but also have a fairly low infant mortality rate. The life expectancy is at 76 years while the mean age is 30 years. Below are some of the Argentina cities and their population composition.
Top 5 Largest Cities
Buenos Aires is the biggest city in Argentina by population. Buenos Aires is on the western shores of the Rio de la Plata. The city is a top tourist destination due to its rich cultural life and the European style of architecture. In the census carried out in 2010, Buenos Aires had a metro population of 13,834,000. The population of Buenos Aires consists of 17% under the age of 15 while 22% are aged above 60 years. Buenos Aires is divided into neighborhoods or barrios for administrative purposes.
Córdoba is located at the center of Argentina in the foothills of Sierras Chicas. Córdoba is the capital of Córdoba Province and the second most populous city in Argentina with a population of 1,519,000. Córdoba has numerous industries including Renault and Volkswagen car industrial facilities. Cordoba is also a rich agricultural area and the country's primary producer of farm machinery, and a technological center. All of these economic benefits and the excellent education centers have continued to attract more people to Cordoba
Rosario is the largest city in Santa Fe province of central Argentina. Rosario is located to the northwest of Buenos Aires by a distance of around 300 kilometers, and is the third most populous city in Argentina with a population of 1,429,000 people. Most people are attracted to Rosario because of its neoclassical architecture. Rosario is a major shipping center for Northeastern Argentina. Rosario also has several cultural activities and artistic activities such as painting, music, philosophy, and politics that have attracted tourists into the city.
Mendoza is in the northern-central part of Mendoza Province of Argentina. Mendoza has a population of 1,082,000, the fourth most populous town in Argentina. Mendoza is known for several museums, Museo Cornelio Moyano and Museo del Area Fundacional that has kept the natural history of Argentina.
Other Major Argentine Cities
Some of the other significant cities in Argentina include Tucumán with a population of 868,000 and La Plata with a population of 836,000, Mar del Plata with a population of 633,000 and Salta with a population of 625,000.